“form ever follows function”


Eye of the Storm, Sullivan’s Island, SC. Pictures by Maurice Dubois

A steel reinforced, high strength concrete, closed cell insulated dome is the strongest, most energy efficient, least maintenance intensive home in America

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Io-32 2-1 - Floor plan - 400

Wonderful starter or retirement dome home, built on your land, in Dallas, Tarrant and surrounding counties
$0 down, we will finance it

Completely finished - $98,850
(available for building in other areas)

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Io-32 2-1 - Elevation-400
Io-32 2-1 - Kit appliances-400
Io-32 2-1 - Loft-400

2 Br, 1 Bth

3-Io40-3831sf - 400

The Cedar Hill - 3,831 s.f.  living space, 3 domes, 4BR, 3.5 BTH, 3 GAR

5459-70 front 300
5459-70 first floor 150 5459-70 second floor 150

Southwest-style home - 5,459 s.f.  living space

The Wood Box
A Broken Paradigm

Almost every house in America is simply a wood box. The boxes are covered with asphalt shingles, siding of various kinds, brick, or stucco. In a few parts of the country the outside walls are constructed of concrete block; however, the rest of the structure is a wood box.

The fires in Texas in September, 2011 proved a paradigm. In a Structures class I asked the professor why we continued to build houses out of wood. His answer was twofold: “They’re cheap to build, and that’s how we’ve always done it.” That was a perfect answer to an imperfect paradigm.

American architect, Louis Sullivan in 1896 wrote in an article on office buildings that “form ever follows function.” He was saying that one must first consider the functionality of a building before you consider its beauty or other characteristics. Sullivan’s assistant, Frank Lloyd Wright continued the “form follows function” mantra, as did many others in different fields.all of them. - read more

Io-20, built on your lot - complete - $64,900
Storm shelter, guest house, home office, man (lady) cave, rental unit, tiny-home, starter home.
Includes kitchen and appliances, full bath,
heater and air conditioner.
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400 - Io-20 floor plan
Burned house - 3

What a Monolithic Dome will NOT do



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